Lilly Architects top commercial Architecture firm in Tulsa
GC Magazine names top 15 Architects in Tulsa
203 N Main Street, Suite #213, Tulsa, OK 74103
Lilly Architects is an architecture and design firm known for contributing to the region’s preservation of historic buildings. Chris Lilly leads the firm’s design work, a locally owned and operated practice that has been recognized with award-winning projects since founded in 2013.
One of the projects representing its historic preservation portfolio is the work for the Lone Wolf Banh Mi. To create a new home for Lone Wolf—a French-Vietnamese fusion food truck that gained popularity in 2012—the firm turned to Archer Building, a historic structure in Tulsa Arts District. The firm employed the adaptive reuse delivery method and carefully considered the building’s original architectural context. The building’s exterior highlights the original brick wall siding, while its interiors emphasize minimalist, unique modern-industrial elements. The firm introduced subtle yet immersive interiors and exteriors that translated the client’s brand and how their customers experience their products.
The once-blighted warehouse fronting Archer Street between Cincinnati and Detroit in the Tulsa Arts District underwent extensive renovations and is now home to a mixed-use of 35 art studios, 14 apartments, and almost a dozen retailers totaling 72,312 square feet, including Lone Wolf. The architectural team utilized detailed in-house 3D Scans (comparable to an MRI of the building) and leveraged a multi-disciplined process to accommodate a workflow that required frequent modifications and high-quality construction documentation.
The Archer Building is the culmination of a decade-long transformation of the Tulsa Arts District into a destination for urban living and local entertainment in Tulsa’s downtown. This mixed-use development activated a key corner of the district expanding services focused on pedestrian-oriented experiences throughout the district.
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